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DOES YOUR BUSINESS USE AIR CONDITIONING, HEAT PUMPS, OR REFRIGERATION? IF SO, YOU SHOULD READ THIS.

The European Union’s F-gas Regulation No 842/2006 became law on 4 July 2006. This imposes obligations on “operators” of this equipment from 4 July 2007 that you should know about.This has more recently been updated to EC517-2014.More details on ACRIB website and DEFRA Website.

TM44 Energy assessment ..this is now also a legal requirement and a service Cool-Tec Services offer.

For a one-off charge, we will visit your premises, audit all your air conditioning systems, perform leak tests, provide a report to confirm if your systems use currently acceptable refrigerants, which require the refrigerant to be changed, which require annual leak checks, and confirm your new legal obligations.

IF YOU REQUIRE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US.

F-gases include HFCs, which are the commonest refrigerants in use today. The Regulation aims to minimise emissions of these gases, which affect global warming if they escape into the air.

User responsibilities.

“Operators” are defined as the people or organisations that have actual power over the technical functioning of the equipment.

The legal responsibility for compliance with the Regulation lies with the operator.






F-Gas Regulations Poole

IN A NUTSHELL…

For stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump units over 3kg charge (6 kg if hermetic), operators must:
  • Prevent leakage, and repair any leaks as soon as possible
  • Arrange proper refrigerant recovery by certified personnel during servicing and disposal
  • Carry out leak checks to the schedule shown below
  • Ensure that only certified competent personnel carry out leakage checks
  • Maintain records of refrigerants and of servicing – Click here to download a log sheet
For non-stationary equipment (e.g. mobile units on trucks) and any other products containing F-gases, operators must ensure that appropriately qualified personnel are used to recover gases, as long as this is feasible and not excessively expensive.
F-Gas Regulations Dorset

TYPES OF AIR CONDITIONING UNITS

The leak checks must be carried out according to the procedure laid down by the Commission in October 2007. The schedule for leak checks varies depending on the amount of refrigerant in the system, as follows:

  • At least annually for applications with 3kg or more of F-gases (unless the equipment is hermetically sealed and labelled as such, in which case the thresholds is up to 6kg).
  • At least once every six months for applications with 30kg or more of F-gases
  • At least once every three months for applications with 300kg or more of F-gases.
  • Leakage detection systems must be installed on applications with 300 kg or more of F-gases, and when these are in place, checking requirements are halved
  • If a leak is detected and repaired, a further check must be carried out within one month to ensure that the repair has been effective

 

MAINTENANCE AND SERVICING RECORDS

It is the operators responsibility of all stationary systems containing 3kg or more of F-gases must maintain records including
Quantity and type of F-gases installed, added or recovered
Identification of the company or technician carrying out servicing and details of the Operator
Dates and results of leakage checks, specifically identifying separate pieces of equipment containing 30kgs or more of refrigerant.
It is also the operator’s responsibility to ensure that the relevant servicing personnel have obtained the necessary qualification & certification, which shows that they understand the regulations and are competent.

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Cool-Tec Services Ltd
17/18 Sandford Lane Industrial Estate
Wareham
Dorset
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